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Further £47,500 to be given to Upper Norwood Library

Further £47,500 to be given to Upper Norwood Library

Upper Norwood Library will receive a further £47,500 in funding from Croydon Council this year. It is the only remaining independent, joint-funded public library in the country and is run by Croydon and Lambeth Councils. Croydon Council has announced their pledge to increase the funding for the library over the…

Take a seat at Surrey Street’s new pop-up food hub

Take a seat at Surrey Street’s new pop-up food hub

Street food moved indoors today when Mexican favourites, Goan specialities and ranges of freshly baked bread and cakes transformed a converted furniture shop in central Croydon. Manju Shahul-Hameed, Mayor of Croydon, cut a piece of edible ribbon to open Surrey StrEatery, which will house seven food traders for the next…

Attackers jailed for stealing £5,000 from 75 year-old

Attackers jailed for stealing £5,000 from 75 year-old

  A footballer and his friend have been found guilty of robbing £5,000 from a man aged 75, after knocking him over and dragging him into oncoming traffic. The semi-professional footballer, Rishi Nankani, is an ex-Carshalton Athletic player. Nankani and student, Daniel Emifeoluwa, were jailed on October 31 for assaulting…

Illegal sub-letting condemned by council

Illegal sub-letting condemned by council

Croydon Council has warned tenants that they face eviction if they illegally sublet their properties. The notice comes after two cases in the past month where tenants were found to be letting their property from abroad. Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes and regeneration, said: “People who sub-let their…

Campbell family’s plea to save Marcus taken to High Court after hospital’s care brought into question

Campbell family’s plea to save Marcus taken to High Court after hospital’s care brought into question

The High Court has been asked to make a decision over the care of a young, Croydon father after weeks of campaigning by his family. Marcus Campbell, 22, who has a rare brainstem inflammation, has been at Croydon University Hospital for a number of weeks. His family has accused staff…

Six fire engines called to blaze in South Norwood

Six fire engines called to blaze in South Norwood

Twenty people were forced to evacuate a building after a fire broke out in a block of flats above Tesco Express on South Norwood High Street this morning. Three crews of six fire engines and 35 fire fighters were sent to tackle the blaze at 9 am this morning. They…

Queen’s award for Croydon conservation volunteers

Queen’s award for Croydon conservation volunteers

A volunteer group that looks after one of Croydon’s biological sites is due to be recognised with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, who have been taking care of Croydon’s woodland site, will be presented with the award for outstanding service to the community. The Queen’s Award…

Project to connect young and old makes TV shortlist

Project to connect young and old makes TV shortlist

A project that is hoping to bridge the gap between generations in Croydon has been shortlisted for the People’s Millions TV Competition that could grant them up to £50,000. The competition, which has finalists from all over the UK competing against one another each day between November 24 and November…

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Croydon Labour Party has launched a campaign to include central Croydon’s stations in zone four. Labour’s candidate for Croydon Central, Sarah Jones, and Croydon North MP Steve Reed were handing out leaflets at East Croydon station on Monday morning. According to the campaigners the zone switch would make economical sense,…

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Three years of train disruption, affecting travel to, from and through London Bridge Station is coming down the line. As part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme, changes will be taking place, affecting travel to and from London, including East Croydon. The transformations will not be completed until 2018. London…